The Crenshaw rapper was reportedly shot multiple times outside of his clothing store Marathon Clothing Company in LA on Sunday. Two other people were hospitalized as a result of the shooting.
Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, and his business partner had recently purchased the plaza that houses the clothing store, according to Forbes. They were planning to revamp the complex into a six-story mixed use community.
“Before we was renting here, I was hustling in this parking lot,” he told the publication last month. “It’s just always been a hub for local entrepreneurs.”
Following several mixtapes, Nipsey Hussle released his official debut album, Victory Lap, in 2018. The album garnered the rapper’s first Grammy nomination (Best New Album). The rapper spoke with FADER about the unexpected nomination earlier this year.
He was 33 years old. Hussle is survived by a son with actress Lauren London and a daughter from a previous relationship.
Fans are circulating what they say is a last photo of Nipsey Hussle, the rapper who was shot to death outside his clothing store in Los Angeles.
The photo shows the rapper posing with a fan’s small child. Although Hussle was the father of two children, including a son, the posts say the photo originated on the Facebook page of a fan. Another photo in the sequence shows Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, posing with a man. Here are the photos that fans say represent Hussle’s last photos:
— ً (@NoTixNoSkates) April 1, 2019
In the photo, you can see the parking lot that is in front of Marathon clothing, where Hussle died. In addition, other photos circulated that showed Hussle lying wounded in the same parking lot wearing what looked like the same clothes. Heavy is not printing those graphic pictures.